Having lined simply 10km in its life and by no means registered, this R34 Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nür may very well be about to rewrite JDM automotive costs.
The Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R has loved years of upmost reward, iconic standing and rising costs. With the US simply a short time away from with the ability to legally import the JDM legend because of its 25-year ruling, costs for bizarre examples are anticipated to proceed to climb.
This instance set on the market with BH Public sale in Japan isn’t any bizarre mannequin, although. This can be a V-Spec II Nür, which implies its considered one of simply 718 V-Spec IIs constructed, with the Nür bundle solely setting foot on 1003 R34s in whole (285 M-Spec vehicles have been additionally constructed). Of the 718 V-Spec vehicles, simply 159 have been completed within the QM1 Pearl White color you see right here. As a part of the Nür improve, vehicles have been handled to the gold-covered N1 engine you see beneath the bonnet. Earlier than 2002, the N1 engine was reserved just for race vehicles. Nismo believed that the usual RB26 engine required an excessive amount of upkeep to make use of in Group-A or Group-N race vehicles. Consequently, Nismo balanced the crankshaft to the next specification than inventory, improved water channels throughout the engine block, upgraded the highest piston rings, thicker cylinder partitions and deck surfaces, in addition to including new camshafts and turbochargers.
The change to the turbochargers got here within the type of metal turbine wheels somewhat than the ceramic ones present in the usual RB26 unit, this was due unreliability at excessive temperatures on the ceramic wheel.
For those who aren’t clued up in your Skylines, a V-Spec II Nür sits excessive on the subject of hierarchy, with the ultra-rare (simply 20 constructed) Z-Tune sitting above it. This isn’t the primary time this automotive has been on the market, having been purchased three years in the past for 35.2 million Yen (round £234k), and it’s additionally not the one low-mileage V-Spec II Nür to promote, a Millenium Jade mannequin bought two years in the past for £161k with simply over 4000km on the clock.
How a lot will this 10km Skyline R34 GT-R fetch? It’s robust to say. BH Public sale hasn’t, on the time of writing, revealed any estimates, however we might anticipate it to promote for upwards of £350,000…